This is first time that Ukraine, throught private founds, buys NATO standard vehicles, this thanks to negotiations with italian officials, ukrainian embassy in Italy and italian military attachè in Ukraine.
MLS SHIELD 4×4 is a midweight protected vehicle designed and manufactured by TEKNE, in Italy.
MLS SHIELD meets the requirements of global defence forces for a highly protected, mobile and integrated vehicle able to operate in an environment under threat from Improvised Explosive Devices, mines and ambushes. The vehicle allows for a flexible internal layout to accommodate a large number of staff or mission systems and material.
The crew protection cell has seating for up to 10 occupants. A high level of built-in blast protection is combined with ballistic protection that can be scaled to match the operating environment. Speed 110 km/h. Very good on and off road mobility in all conditions. 4×4 Drive with heavy duty rigid axles and suspensions. Max range 500 km. up to 360Hp turbo diesel engine with 6-speed automatic transmission.
Tekne offers a broad portfolio of mission systems equipment and integration expertise. MLS SHIELD has been designed from the outset with built-in features that deliver an integrated highperforming Vehicle Electronic Architecture. Purpose-designed areas provide space and power for radios, computers and other electronic equipment.
MLS SHIELD is transportable by C-130 aircraft and by helicopters with appropriate lifting capacity. The vehicle is an ideal platform for different weapon systems. MLS SHIELD can accept various types of weapon stations and turrets with night vision periscopes, fire control systems with thermal capabilities, etc. Weapons mount options include Manned or RWS 12.7 mm HMG, 40 mm Auto Grenade Launcher, 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm MG swing mounts.